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way. i mean, it happened, but i didn't get caught. >> growing up with roseanne as our mother was really rough at times, and sometimes it was great. >> everyone makes fun of your mom in high school, naturally, or junior high, but when your mom does, like, the national anthem and grabs her crotch and spits, school is difficult the next day. >> my mom was resourceful. like, she had to clean the linoleum in our kitchen in our tiny little house, and she was trying to keep us off the linoleum, so finally she just poured a bucketful of soapy water on the floor, and we all got in our swimsuits, and we just, like, ran across the floor like a slip and slide, and we mopped it with fun. >> check these for loose change, and then throw them on my bed. >> on the show, she was always making jokes and cracking jokes and stuff like that. >> precious, ain't they? >> but she's more sensitive in real life than on tv. >> a lot of people don't know how hard our mother worked. what she was doing was her dream, but she worked her butt off. >> hey, you guys. you guys like my cooking, right? >> of course we do! >> she's an awesome grandma.
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they love her. she teaches them bad stuff that they're not supposed to know. [baby screaming] >> and i love that he screams because she used to scream--she used to scream so loud in the restaurants, people would get up from the table and get their tubes tied. >> our family likes to have fun. you can say pretty much anything in our family, as long as it's funny. >> i think that's part of why we're so close and loving with each other. >> it's hard to be mad when somebody makes you laugh. that's the golden rule in my family. oprah: that was jake and jenny two of roseanne's 5 children the inspiration, a lot of times, for her tv children on the "roseanne" show. you're gonna be doing a reality show, are you? >> i am. i'm gonna d chas veces fueron su show, showing myself farming and cutting down those big trees and planting good stuff and doing all that kind of political farming. oprah: what's it gonna be called? >> "roseanistan." oprah: "roseanistan." roseanne barr's new book "roseannearchy."
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right now. no humidity. it's really nice. >> punishing. we're going to talk about facebook. go to our wnnfans page.com. facebook's added yet another string to its bow you could say, announcing it's partnering with skype to offer video chat with its now 750 million users on amazon. it's already offered. if you're looking for it you can go on there, check it out, get a plug-in for it too. >> let's just face it, facebook is taking over the world. it really is. facebook video chat is what it's called. comes hot on the heels s a similar service already launched by new networking site google plus. >> in that case it's called hangout. where you can all have a video chat together. you can't do that with a group thing on facebook. facebookers already share around 4 billion items like photos and status updates every day. if you like the many people who think the idea o obeing seen any time when you're online is horrifying, don't worry. there is an option to simply turn it off. >> which is good. you've had the space program, now the facebook stories.
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>> exactly, and now we've got to turn us off for a little while. we'll be right back. >> now we've got to turn us off for a little while. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ i'd do anything for you dear ♪ ♪ anything cause you mean everything to me ♪ ♪ i'd know that i'd go anywhere ♪ ♪ for your smile ♪ ♪ anywhere ♪ ♪ yes i'd do anything ♪ ♪ anything for you ♪ ♪ ♪
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welcome back. one of the nation's best-known first ladies just had a birthday. nancy reagan turned 90 years old yesterday. >> it's been seven years since she lost her husband, former president ronald reagan, to alzheimer's. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: the age gap in the marriage was ten years. and so with this, the year she and others celebrated her late husband's 100th birthday -- >> doesn't seem possible but that's what it is. >> reporter: that would make nancy reagan on hers -- well, you don't reveal a lady's age. not by the social code nancy reagan always stood by. a code that also said, as we saw
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over more than 40 years, a life lived in public, that the woman always lets her partner lead and the wife always stands by her man. which is not to call nancy reagan weak. she has always been anything but. in the white house, she was a major force. and not just in the first lady redecorates to suit her own taste sense of the word, although she did order new china. but in another, perhaps more private and old-fashioned way, she was a real force in the life of the president of the united states. they appeared not merely to love each other, but also really to like each other. while she protected him at all turns. in the later years especially, when we think we saw the first signs of what would become alzheimer's. he stumbled. she fed him the line. >> doing everything we can -- >> doing everythininwe can. >> reporter: and then the later years, when in private she protected him as fiercely as she once had done in public. gaining respect then even from her many detractors. then he went -- >> i think i held it together pretty well until the very end
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at the library. then i lost it. i just didn't want to leave ronnie there. >> reporter: that was june 2004. and yes, he is gone. but she's by him still. even if she is also at the same time by herself. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> powerful. >> just heart-breaking. when you look back and you remember that moment where she put herself on the coffin like that. brings tears to your eyes. we're going to shift gears a little bit here. because coming up, la toya jackson drops a bombshell. it involves sex, money, her ex-husband and mike tyson. we'll explain that one. >> so much for the warm, fuzzy feeling. and hugh grant's latest passion. it's not his next acting role. stay tuned for "the skinny." it's coming up.
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ well, starting off "the skinny" this morning we're talking about hugh grant who's sort of been out of the news a little bit lately. he sort of lays low for the most part unless he's promoting -- >> not so much in movies. >> unless he's promoting a movie where he plays a cute britisis
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guy who falls in love with an american woman. it's like really every single movie he does. >> very predictable. >> but he's got a cause and he wants everything to know about this cause. he's talking about paul mcmullin, who's a man who hacked into a lot of different famous people -- for instance, kate middleton, also others, their accounts. some other phone hacking they've been doing. then report it in the news and media -- >> "news of the world." rupert murdoch's paper, yes. >> very much a tabloid newspaper. so anyway. he's going head to head with this guy who actually hacked in. let's take a listen to what he had to say. >> no, no, clearly -- >> you have no morals, no scruples at all. you didn't care who got hurt so long as you were able to sell your newspaper a lot of money. your only motive was profit. you're not journalists, you have no interest in journalism. you should try journalism. you're not an idiot, paul, you could probably d dit. >> ouch, thanks, hugh. >> we're journalists, clearly evidence anyone can do it. >> come, on now, hugh. so anyway.
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rupert murdoch, who also owns mamany other very important papers -- "wall street journal," for instance, "the new york post" -- he's saying they are investigating if this is true thatathis fellow did this. we're not going to call him a journalist because most of us disagree that is not something a journalist would do, hack into someone's phone account. >> very scandalous. let's move on to la toya jackson. she's saying apparently her ex-husband by the name of jack gordon, who did pass away in 2005, offered her up for sex to mike tyson for $100,000. this is apparently -- they had a very abusive relationship over the years. she says that she posed for "playboy" at his suggestion. in any case, obviously very troubling sort of thing going on. >> you see the video clip there, she brought this up on a talk show saying that she had been offered up for this money. which is really quite horrifying to think about. taylor swift, a lot of people love her country music. whenever she breaks up with a guy she writes a song about how she hates him, which some people think that's very funny. >> very country. >> i would think if you were a guy yoyowould not date her just for that reason. however, she says she's got bronchitis and she's going to be canceling some of her tour
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dates. they will take place in charlotte and atlanta. that's right now where the cancelations are. she's 21 years old and she says she's got bronchitis, she would never cancel otherwise. although sometimes right before a big scandalous story they claim bronchitis, then the real story comes out. but she seems pretty pure, i don't know. >> the tour called "speak now." let's move on to eliot spitzer, his show on cnn "in the arena" has been canceled. he was partnered with kathleen parker at one point. jimmy seems very s s about all of this. they're reshuffling the cnn evening lineup by the way, moving around john king and anderson cooper into the 8:00 slots. spitzer losing another job. >> kept his socks on the whole time. natalie portman. she just had the baby boy. >> that's right. >> nobody knew what the name was ununl now. they have just released it. her and her hottie husband. who was her choreographer for "black swan." they announce the son of their -- my goodness, can i talk today? e name of their son. his name is aleph. >> which has a meaning to them. >> it is the first letter in the hebrew alphabet. >> i i hope we got that right. that's right. right? >> yes.
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so congratulations to them. a new baby boy. now we know what his name is, aleph. . now we know what his name is, aleph.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. time is running out in the rescue operation off the coast of baja california this morning. a mexican fishing boat capsized over the weekend and seven american passengers are still missing. military investigators are trying to figure out why a marine helicopter crashed at camp pendleton in southern california. at least one person was killed. and the president meets with congressional leaders today to try to make a deal on raising the federal debt limit. they're looking at spending cuts and ways to raise revenue. well, this week we have beenen taking you to some of the secret spots of the power centers of washington, d.c. it's been very revealing, actually. we've already had tours of the pentagon and the white house press area. not as glamorous as you mit think. >> exactly. and today we'll reveal secrets deep below capitol hill. abc's john hendren again takes us on tour. >> reporter: deep within the elegant, stodgy symbol of
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american democracy lies a largely unseen world. here's what most people see when they come to the capitol. gleaming marble, that massive dome, the statue of freedom on top. but there is another side to the capitol deep underneath. linking the capitol to its house and senate office buildings is a dizzying maze of underground corridors with the aura of a '50s bomb shelter. this is where staffers roll up their sleeves and do much of the work that gets done on capitol hill. fluorescent lights. stacks of furniture. the gritty bowels of the capitol. 6,000 staffers work for the senate, 10,000 for the house, most in their 20s. racing about on foot and on the capitol subterranean subways. senate historian donald ritchie says most are answering an ever-expanding array of letters and e-mails. as staff grew, the hill grew crowded. >> i remember when i came in the 1970s, i went into an office and somebody had a converted bathroom that was -- they had put a desk into a bathroom.
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>> reporter: these days, space is more limited than ever. including at hearings. lobbyists now pay young students to line up for a seat at dawn so they don't have to. with so much interest, hearings have become made-for-tv events. so more and more has been pushed into the basement. >> it's not usually the part that lines up and use. >> that's where they live and clearly eat unhealthily. >> reporter: here there are coffee shops. to marinade the young and overworked in caffeine. a barbershop to trim their sunless locks. and for freshmenenenators, windowless b bement dungeons they call temporary offices. it's not pretty but deep beneath the mahogany doors and marbled floors lies what for many is the real capitol. john hendren, abc news, capitol hill. >> seems as though vending machines are the thread that ties -- >> all the journalists together. you and i both survive pretty much on peanut m&ms for the most part. >> that's true. >> t t press corps, where they eat, same thing. peanut m&ms ut m&ms.s.
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this morning on "world news now," on alert. terrorists may be trying to blow up jets using surgically implanted explosives. >> they're called body bombs and they could be the latest threat to our skies and airport security is now on the lookout. it's thursday, july 7th. >> announcer: frfrom abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. terrorists have tried to hide bombs in shoes, also bombs in underwear. now they've apparentnt figured out how to have a surgeon implant a bomb in somebody's belly. wel explain the security threat and what it means to airport check points. >> hopefully not more delays. but a very disturbing story and something obviously worth looking into. >> a lot of determination to continue this threat of terror. even just hearing the stories
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about itbeing concerned about it is an act of terrorism. >> right, absolutely. also ahead, the jurors in the casey anthony case have broken their silence after a stunning verdict. it's sentencing day for anthony and she could be a free woman in just a few hours. people already speculating about what she might do next. possibly write a book. get out there and find a job. i mean, it's -- people are still -- the emotions, very raw for a lot of folks. for everyone. i think watching her walk out and walk down the street will be tough for a lot of folks if that does indeed happen. we don't know just yet. later on this half hour, diamonds are a girl's best friend. take a look at these baubles. all right, i've checked out kim kardashian's glittering 2222arat diamond and also the eye-popping price tag. we'll take a look at some other stones and get a look at apparently what a trend this is. >> did your husband get nervous after you went in there? >> he did. and he sort of laughed it off, which i was disappointed by. i tried to get one, you get like a freebie. can i take one of these home? >> don't pull a lindsay lohan
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with those. >> they didn't go for it, yeah. we begin with the insidious new hiding place for deadly explosives, deep inside the human body. >> it is the latest plan by terrorists, surgically implanting bombs for suicide missions, skillfully tucked away to go undetected even by airport scanners. more on this now from abc's brian ross. >> reporter: the reports of so-called belly bombs has led to an urgent alert for increased scrutiny of passengers heading to the u.s. who appear to have had recent surgery. >> al qaeda has been working for over a year on the idea of implanting bombs surgically inside human beings. and they may by now have actually done that. >> reporter: the tsa is warning that the surgically implanted bombs are clearly designed to get around most current airport screening machines. >> we are treating the information seriously and sharing the information as a precautionary matter with our foreign counterparts and also, of course, u.s. carriers that fly overseas. >> reporter: medical experts say there is plenty of room in the stomach area to hide a packet of
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explosives the size of a grapefruit. >> the surgeon would open the abdominal cavity and literally implant the explosive device in and amongst the internal organs. >> right in there? >> right in between the intestines, the liver and the stomach. >> reporteter: u.s. officials say the implanted belly bombs are the latest design from al qaeda's 28-year-old master bombmaker, ibrahim asiri. he's seen here from the back hugging his own brother who he sent on a suicide mission two years ago against the saudi arabian intelligence chief with a bomb in his large intestine. the bomb exploded prematurely, sparing the saudi prince but killing asiri's brother. asiri is also believed to have been the mastermind of a plot against an american passenger jet with an underwear bomb. and the plot against fed ex cargo planes with bombs hidden in printer cartridges. >> asiri seems to be fixated on bizarre ways of making bombs that he could slip into the united states. >> reporter: officials say this latest scheme, the so-called belly bombs, might not be powerful enough to actually bring down a plane. instead, they say, this could be
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part of an assassination plot in which specific american officials are targeted by bombers with bombs hidden in their bellies. brian ross, abc news, new york. and we are following a developing story in malaysia. a man with a machete reportedly stormed into a kindergarten, in kuala lumpur, taking 30 children there hostage and also three teachers. malaysian police say they are negotiating with the man. so far it's unclear who the man is or what he is demanding. >> we'll keep an eye on that story. a juror in the casey anthony case is giving abc news exclusive insight into the surprising acquittal. jennifer ford says jurors were sick to their stomachs about the decision. meantime, anthony is expected to walk free later today after a sentencing hearing. ashleigh banfield reports now from orlando. >> reporter: as news of the verdict heard round the world sinks in, new details are emerging about how those jurors arrived at their decision. abc news spoke exclusively to juror number three, a 32-year-old single nursing student named jennifer ford who told us --
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>> there wasn't enough evidence, there wasn't anything strong enough to say exactly -- i don't think anyone in america could tell us exactly how she died. if you put even just the 12 jurors in one room with a piece of paper, write down how caylee died? nobody knows. how can you punish someone for something if you don't know what they did? maybe i'm wrong on that. but if i don't know what you did, how can i tell you what the punishment for that crime is? >> reporter: juror number 14, the alternate who sat alongside her for 39 days of sequestered testimony, told us that he was convinced caylee died in a horrific accident that was covered up by a distraught family. what's more, he told us the witnesses convinced him casey was a good mom. >> she was a very doting mom, very caring. and so it was hard to believe that could casey have murdered her daughter? >> reporter: meanwhile, prosecutors are still trying to assess what happened. >> we gave them all the evidence that the investigation provided to us.
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they didn't think it was sufficient. that's how the system works. >> reporter: casey will soon be a free woman. and in letters from jail had this to say about her future. i had a dream not too long ago that i w was pregnant. i've thought about adopting. there are so many children that deserve to be loved. one of her attorneys told me she has no idea what this judge is going to do. but judging from the mood around ththis town, in orlando, it appears she is not welcome here if she's freed. ashleigh banfield, abc news, orlando. >> it would be interesting to find out where she would be welcome. apparently most american women, actually more than men, are struggling with this case. very raw emotions as we keep saying. but it's very hard i think for any mom or dad to understand. >> maybe the hardest thing for everyone is we may never know the truth. >> what happened to this little girl. >> we're always going to wonder what happened to caylee anthony.
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stay with abc news throughout the morning as we cover the casey anthony case fallout. "good morning america" will have the latest on her sentencing hearing as it happens. and the army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 ft. hood massacre will be court-martialed and face the death penalty if convicted. nidal hasan is charged with murdering 13 people and attempting to kill dozens more. while hasan cannot plead guilty it's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. britain's best-selling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scandal at britain's biggest newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie dowler in 2002, deleleng messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was
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still alive. when lonondon was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >> it's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry >> reporter: the paper is the profitable flagship of media mogul rupert murdoch's massi holdings in britain. he also owns "the sun," "the times," "the sunday times" and on tv, sky news. in the u.s. he owns the "wall street journal," "the new york post" and fox news. for years it's been said he's so powerful in britain, no politician dared challenge him. >> we're talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> reporter: at the center of the scandal, this woman. rebecca ooks. editor of "the news of the world" in 2002, now head of murdoch's media empire. so far, she has resisted calls to resign and take responsibility. there isiso sign of the outrage here diminishing. from the public, politicians,
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and other media outlets. add to that a mounting advertiser boycott of "the news of the world." ford is just one of a number of companies saying they don't want to be associated with a newspaper that doesn't know where to draw the line. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> enough is enough. after three decades the countdown is on to the final shuttle flight scheduled to lift off tomorrow morning. "atlantis" is on the launch pad and ready to go. but there is a 70% chance of rain or thunderstorms which could delay the historic mission. up to 1 million people are expected to turn out at cape canaveral to watch. >> of course they want it to go up. but there's this launch window where the shuttle's got to get to the space station. i liken it to the quarterback throwing a football to the receiver. they've t to hit that at the right time. >> i love some of the things that the space program has invented. we keep talking about this. dust busters, smoke detector, trash compacters. >> some cool technology. >> how about that. >> we'll see what the next stage of the shuttle program is. >> hopefully it goes up. let's take a look at the
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forecast. see how things are looking for today. we do have some hail and gusty winds and isolated tornados from kansas to kentucky. thunderstorms around the twin cities, chicago, des moines, and cincinnati. showers from idaho to arizona. scattered thunderstorms in the southeast. >> 80s from fargo to detroit. 89 in miami. 93 in baltimore. 83 in boston. another day of triple digits in dallas and phoenix. albuquerque 94. salt lake city 87. and portland a comomrtable 76. >> i forgot sports bras. that's on the list too. >> that i did not know. >> apparently invented by the space program. harry potter fans everywhere will soon have to find a new wizard to watch. the final installment will premiere in london. what are they called, mugles? >> exactly, hundreds of muggles have camped out already in the rain all night. some claim they've come from as far away as argentina and australia just to catch a glimpse of the last harry potter premiere. >> can you imagine? the first harry potter movie came out ten years ago. some fans have grown up with harry and his friends. those suffering hogwarts
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withdrawal, there could make author j.k. rowling's new pottermore website which we talked about before very popular. a lot of people might be popping by there to take a loo >> it premieres in london today. so you know there's a huge following of folks there. maybe they're playing quiddich while they're waiting. >> it's a cool story. her and the whole history of the book. she went by j.k. because she didn't know if it was a female author if people would read it. >> she came up from nothing. >> very impressive. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." hehehere would you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround. tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround. when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for "little or no money."
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anyone who's ever had a sunburn knows that it hurts. but how many people ever stop to think about exactly why from a medical perspective? >> i grew up in seattle, we only see the sun every other year.
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but british researchers now say they have the answer to why it hurts. dr. timothy johnson has the details in our "medical minute." >> sunburn comes from overexposure to the sun's uv rays that can damage the skin and cause inflammation. now a study from london has isolated a particular molecule in sunburned skin that triggers the pain. it's called cxcl5. researchers studied small samples of sunburned skin from humans and rats. they found that levels of cxcl5 were very elevated compared to normal skin. this molecule activated sensory nerve fibers to cause pain and tenderness. when the chemical was injected into the skin of healthy rats, that skin became hypersensitive. blocking the activity of cxcl5 actually prevented sunburn-like pain. currently there is little that can be done to a aeviate sunburn pain. so authors hope targeting cxcl5 could lead to the development of new pain relievers. and the findings may even have wider implications in helping pinpoint the causes of different
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kinds of chronic pain that affect 1 in 5 people in the western world. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> and guess what prevents sunburn. two words. it's called common sense. >> and sunscreen. oh, come on. take a look. at least they put a good body on me this time. >> and me. excellent. >> our spouses aren't going to like that picture. >> that was us, there's no photoshopping. >> that was us, hawaii last year. and a hat too. you need the shades. because it can be the glare that comes up. you've got to do the whole thing. check this out, we're going to talk about the bling. >> peggy's taking us shopping for diamonds. >> i jumped up and down when i was trying on these oprah earrings. that's what i call them, the oprah earrings, i dug them. wait until you see these gems. get ready for the price tags, incredible. we'll be right b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b
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>> ♪ diamonds ♪ ♪ diamonds ♪ you've got a pretty good rock on your finger. >> i like my ring. >> now to our favorite story of the day. >> oh, at least it's my favorite story. >> just peggy's favorite story of the day. >> most guys out there are going to be like -- >> we've all heard diamonds are a girl's best friend. but when it comes to landing that rock, is there such a thing as too big? yes, guys would say. >> yeah, that's true. i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on a kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? >> colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. 22 carats.
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some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spending two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. she'll be 23. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel on madison avenue in manhattan says it's not just celebrities. >> we don't generally talk about our clients. but they're definitely notable. all of them. >> reporter: kline says a 22-carat engagement ring might be unusual. but the upgrade to a giant stone isn't. >> a woman got engaged, wearing a 5-carat stone. after all the years with her husband it's time to upgrade. she comes in, now would like a 15-carat diamond.
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that is quite an upgrade from 5 to 15 carats. >> let's say i was in the market for an upgrade. what would that look like? >> that would look just like this. 14-carat square emerald cut stone. >> reporter: can't a diamond ring the size of a golf ball be sort of tacky? >> whether it's a 2-carat diamond or 20-carat diamond, it's how it makes you feel. >> reporter: anyone buying these rocks will definitely feel it in the pocketbook. this stone looks very similar to the kardashian stone which is getting so much attention. tell us about this. >> that is a 19-carat emerald cut. it's the same cut as a kardashian ring. it's slightly larger and this is a "d" flawless diamondnd. so in terms of color and clarity it's as pure as you can get with a white diamond. >> how much is this going to cost the guy who picks this out for his future bride? >> a few million dollars. >> reporter: i couldn't help but notice that kline herself sported some seriously sparkly stones. tell us about your baubles. >> my baubles. well, how long do we have? >> you're obviously -- you love e
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diamonds. >> i do. i don't think you'll find a woman in the world that will say, i don't love diamonds. i think there's something so special about them. brightens you up to put them on. >> reporter: and it's true. diamonds just make a girl happy. they can even make you unwittingly jump up and down. still, these price tags would run most guys right back to the bachelor pad. they're going to think, i can never do that. i love this girl but i'm never going to be able to do that. what would you say to them? >> whatever ring, whether it's a 1-carat, 10-carat, or 25-carat stone. the act of giving that ring to your fiance isishat really is symbolic about the engagement. >> reporter: and don't worry, guys. most of us ladies agree. >> it's all love to him. it's a personal thing, it's a very romantic thing. so whatever he wants to do, we neneed to let him do. >> uh-huh, yeah, right. >> don't you agree? >> it's true what they say, if you have to ask the price you probably can't afford it. >> they were extraordinary stones. apparently there are collectors of these sorts of diamonds.
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>> they're kind of more artwork. aren't they? than actual practical diamonds. >> i do like the idea of an upgrade. hello!
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zo >> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> it's time for your "morning papers." we begin with a story about something we do not recommend that you do. this is all about a new york city pet store down in greenwich village that has banned drunken puppy buying. >> i think this is a good idea. >> yeah. >> not to buy the puppy when you're drunk. >> kind of like getting a tattoo when you're drunk. there is a bar, a few bars actually nearby the le petit puppy. they've actually had people coming in who were clearly drinking. they come in, they see these cute, adorable puppies, they decide they want to take them home. the pet store is putting down its foot and saying, we'd rather these puppies don't get a home right now and lose a sale, than
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go to a hem that's unfit for them. >> god bless those pet store owners. i heard a radio interview with them. they were saying they don't even want people to hold the puppies. >> they can be a little too physical with them. >> it's a long-term decision. if you're getting a dog you need to be ready totoake care of that dog for 15, 16, 17, 18 years. >> same thing goes for giving a puppy as a gift. >> puppies, dogs are incredible family members. i'm an out of control dog lover. take a listen to this story about this dog. this is why i love them. they're so loyal and dedicated to their family. a dog went missing from the front yard of this family home. this dog pollux. a black lab mix. take a look at pollux right there. june 20th, 2010. the famidvas couldn't find pollux, the kids were crying. the dog just showed u mileleplus, 2,800 miles away from the family home. it had a microchip. somebody spotted this dog drinking out of a river. this other family took it in, scanned it, had micp. this ig acoch by the way, you sho now the kids are crying yet pause
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has cue the tears. >> so fantastic. >> there you go, that's right. >> technology to the rescue in th case. let's move on now to working like a dog. we're talking about the end of the 40-hour workweek. the study looking at how the 50-hour work week is evidently the new normal. >> i was hoping you were going tess. >> i knveryf1 o 8:00 to 6:00 work hours instead of 9:00 to 5:00. this putting pressure on more people to k nihts we work 80 hours a week here so we're used to that. >> on that same note, if you are working 50 hours, 60-plus hours a week, you might decide to pull a ferris bueller and call in a lot of pedo ien - >> sorry. >> you've been coughing and bling your nose, have a3 >> i don't know if i >somenitiy here you go, daniel. they say sick leave is one of the most brilliant inventions in history. however, according to this article, they say only amateurs take sick days when they're actually sick. it's like kar youick,week youllyly don't have the sicdays
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this morning on "world news now," hikers attacked. a grizzly bear mauled a man as he walked through yellowstone national park. >> a mother bear killehim but his wife survives in the latest of a series of bear attacks around yellowstone in the past year. it's thursday, july 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson.n. >> and i'm peggy bunker. now, although there have been many grizzly attacks, in fact three just this year, in yellowstone, this is the first fatal attack that's happened inside the national park in about a quarter century. we'll explain what happened and also get expert advice how to protect yourself on your next hike. >> you don't mess with grizzly
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bears. that is the bottom line. and it's fortunate that this man's wife did manage to survive. >> can you imagine? >> look at those guys. >> first grizzly, that's the first word you want to be afraid of, then the mother grizzly, forget about it. >> when you see the cubs, run the other way. also ahead, sentencing day for casey anthony following her acquittal for murder charges in orlando. her defense team and some jurors are giving us an inside look at this captivating legal case. and of course what lies ahead for her. i've been reading stories about how she could potentially be getting book offers, book deals. >> i know. >> you know, you forget of course about poor little caylee anthony. >> that's really where the focus should be. it's definitely highlighting our legal system. and a lot of people are saying this is the way the law works, frankly. if the evidence is not ther, >> and just because that's how the jurors decided doesn't mean that's how they felt. why do we have a bottle of inden thk? >> i can't see myself yet.
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>> windex fixes everything. it's even goocook the latest things in americ that people are talking about. the 100 best items that we all have and use every single day. windex is on the list. >> apparently, yes. there are other tech products that might on as well. some of them not necessarily made in america. but still enjoyed in america. >> there you go. but first, the unusual grizzly bear attack in yellowstone national park that killed a 57-year-old man. >> this man was hiking with his wife when they aren surprised a bead heo as abc's chuck sivertsen reports it happened along a backwoods trail. >> reporter: it was the third grizzly bear attack in the yellowstone region in the past year and it happened during a peak time for tourists in the national park. this faal ao c3 >> this is the first time that there has been a bear-caused human fatality in yellowstone in 25 years. >> reporter: a hiker and his wife apparently caught a mother bear and her cubs by surprise. the attack killed the 57-year-old man. his wife survived with minor injuries. >> some other hikers on the
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trail heard the woman's cries for help, and they called 911. which summoned the rangers. >> reporter: wednesday's attack took place on a backwoods trail near canyon village in the middle of yellowstone park. rangers immediately sealed the area and posted warning signs. just one year ago a grizzly killed a man and injured two others in a nighttime attack on a montana campground just outside yellowstone park. a month earlier another attack near the park's gate. hundreds of grizzly bears live in the region and tourists flock to see them. wildlife enthusiast jack hanna and his wife had a close encounter with a grizzly in montana last summer. he used pepper spray to scare off the mother bear. and tells hikers in grizzly country to carry it just in case. chuck sivertsen, abc news. >> we talked about running other way when you see a bear coming. that's not always the best advice. with grizzlies, if you're attacked by a wild animal they suggest to roll into a ball, protect your head, playing dead. other times bears, black bears, you can try to scare them away if you're in trouble. people panic easily. >> yeah, their behavior is less predictable.
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they say if you have a backpack to try to use the backpack to aim it that way. >> anything to survive. >> that's right, that's what it is. now to the casey anthony case that's widely expected that she will walk out of the orange county courthouse a free woman later today. those who wanted to see the drama unfold in person lined up for tickets to the hearing yesterday. this is kind of morbid curiosity. >> people have been lining up for titiets to the actual courthouse during e trial as well. many are wondering what's next for anthony, now that she's been cleared of murder. diana alvear is joining us this morning from orlando with more. >> reporter: peggy and daniel, good morning. this is what the nation has been waiting for. a look into the deliberations of those 12 jurors who decided to acquit casey anthony of murder. while abc news has spoken to one of the jurors, and she said after they voted to acquit they were all sick to their stomachs and they cried. >> how can you punish someone for something if you don't know what they did? maybe i'm wrong on that. but if i don't know what you did, how can i tell you what the
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punishment for that crime is? >> reporter: she also said that it was a fair decision, that they worked very hard to come up with what they thought was the right verdict. in an exclusive interview with abc's barbara walters, defense attorney jose baez recalled the moment the verdict was announced. >> really, the happiest moment came after the first not guilty because i knew i had saved her life. >> reporter: we also heard from an alternate juror who agreed the prosecution could not prove their case. the prosecutor in this case, jeff ashton, said he understood where they were coming from but he defended his team's performance. >> we gave them all the evidence that the investigation provided to us. and they didn't think it was sufficient. that's how the system works. >> reporter: now casey's legal troubles are far from over. she may have been acquitted of murder but she's looking at a defamation suit now. if you recall, she was guilty on four counts of lying. one of those lies included saying repeatedly that caylee had been kidnapped by a so-called nanny named zenaida fernandez-gonzalez. it turns out there actually is a zenaida fernandez-gonzalez. she's not happy about being dragged into this. she also faces possible fraud
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charges for having allegedly stolen money from a friend and forged checks in that friend's name. and of c crse we will be seeing casey anthony at her sentencing hearing later on today. we will find out just how long, if any time at all, she will be spending in prison. peggy, daniel? >> diana, thank you. speaking of high-profile legal cases, notorious mob boss whitey bulger was back in boston 16 years after he fled the city, this time in handcuffs. the 81-year-old reputed mob boss and fbi informant pleaded not guilty to participating in 19 murders, as well as scores of other crimes dating back to the 1970s. families of victims and former law enforcement officials sat alongside bulger's two brothers for the arraignment. another landmark in the road to overturning don't ask, don't tell policy. a federal appeals court has ordered the u.s. government to immediately stop enforcing that policy. although don't ask, don't tell was officially repeaead in december, it still has been held up in appeals court. ththpentagon now says the latest ruling prevents the military from discharging any servicemen
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or women based on their sexual orientation. president obama is meeting with top lawmakers today at the white house to talk about the looming budget crisis. >> questions about the budget, also jobs and the economy, dominated the president's first-ever town hall meeting hosted via twitter. abc karen travers shows us the tweets. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, peggy. good morning, daniel. it was a presidential first. a twitter town hall where the questions and the answers sounded quite familiar and very similar to what you'd hear in a presidential press conference. president obama kicked off his first twitter town hall with a tweet of his own. >> i am going to make history here as the first president to live tweet. >> reporter: over the next hour, the president took questions on a range of issues. from taxes to housing to the space program. he even got a question about job creation from a familiar foe. >> our next question comes from someone you may know. this is speaker boehner. >> there you go.
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this is a slightly skewed question. >> reporter: the questions were limited to twitter's standard 140 characters. the president's answers, not so concise. >> i know twitter i'm supposed to be short. >> reporter: the president issued a warning to republicans about the ongoing deficit negotiations. >> the debt ceiling should not be something that is used as a gun against the heads of the american people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners. >> reporter: the president sits down at the white house with house and senate leaders from bobo parties. they're trying to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling before the nation hits its credit limit on august 2nd. >> we still hope it's possible to have a big, comprehensive proposal here that in a very serious way addresses this enormous debt problem that we have. >> reporter: republicans insist they won't support tax increases as a way to reduce the deficit. but yesterday there were signs of flexibility on closing tax
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loopholes. that's something president obama has been pushing for. >> karen, thank you. parts of phoenix are still covered with a thick layer of dust after that monster sandstorm shrouded the entire city. this dramatic time lapse video shows a sped-up version of the orm as the ominous mile-high cloud of dust overran the area. at its peak, it grew as wide as 100 miles. dust storms are fairly common this time of year in arizona. forecasters say the magnitude of this one was exceptional. on par with a hollywood movie. >> it really is. that's incredible. you don't see images like that very often. really incredible to see that. here's your thursday forecast. a wet day from arkansas up to minnesota. severe storms from kansas city to kentucky. stormy from eastern washington to montana. showers in southern california and arizona. scattered thunderstorms from the gulf coast to the carolinas. >> and we're looking at some 90-degree temps from new orleans to baltimore. 83 in boston. mostly 80s from fargo to indianapolis. seattle gets up to 70. sacramento 91. and phoenix 107.
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all right, baseball fans are used to seeing balls fly over the outfield fence. not so much people, though. >> yeah, this is pretty bad here. that is, until they met the human hoho run. david "the bullet" smith was launched over the right field fence at a minor league game. this is actually a warm-up act for smith. he actually does more. >> he's due to get launched the length of a 747 this week in canada's calgary stampede, a big outdoor fair that prince william and kate of britain plan to visit as well. it goes on for several weeks in alberta. >> calgary stampede is a big al. most of the country descends upon this. it's a really big to-do. >> is he going to launch out of that thing onto a horse? >> it's all fun until someone gets hurt, right? >> safety nets are critical. we'll be right back with more "world news now." we'll be right back with more "world news now." ore "world news now."
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life opens up when you do. well, it was a tranquil day of relaxing in the wilderness
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for britain's prince william and his wife kate. the royal couple took a row. they also met with park rangers and the natives who have called this part of canada home for generations. it's going to be a little different when they go south. >> yes. and it looks relaxing except for the tv crews, the photographers lining the road and the lake. >> although fewer than when they get to california. >> very true. everybody's going to be watching, that's for sure. of course it is going to be a complete change of pace when they get there to los angeles. this visit is a big deal for a city that usually doesn't blink an eye when famous celebrities show up. >> the paparazzi and the lapd are ready. >> reporter: prince william and kate are working their way toward los angeles and hancock park for friday. they'll be staying here at the home of the british consul general. and the lapd h h taken steps to keep paparazzi and others from trampling the gardens and lawns of adjacent homes while they try to take pictures. neighbors have signed no trespass authorizations for the lapd. >> they draw tremendous amount
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of interest and we want to make sure that interest is satisfied as best we can but that it doesn't violate other people's property or rights. >> reporter: there's a tremendous amount of interest in the newlywed royal couple. it's not the first time british royals have stayed here in hancock park. prince charles and princess margaret have been here. but this visit even stands out to long-time residents like joy stewart. >> these are really special because they're such -- i mean, these are terrific. i'm so thrilled for both of them. i think they make a wonderful couple. and i think they'll do a good job through the years. >> reporter: you want to be able to see? >> yes, i definitely want to get a peek. >> reporter: a long portion of the street's going to be shut down, all but residential traffic. and of course police will be enforcing no trespassing laws. no going through neighbor's lawns or in their backyards to take pictures. >> we would hope that it doesn't result in an arrest. we hope a warning would be sufficient. but we wouou have the power to arrest. >> reporter: it's going to be kate's first trip to the united
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states. the upcoming arrival of the duke and duchess certainly has the hancock park neighborhood's attention. jay ackerman was going out of town but he's going to be back in time for the royal visit. >> we're looking forward to it. it should be a little crazy but, you know, fun to have royalty in the neighborhood. >> absolutely. this will be first trip. i think a lot of people are surprised to hear that about kate, that she's not been to the states before. >> that's right. they'll be there for three days. you can bet there will be more scrutinizing of the fashion. >> i bet they hang out with the becks. she's about to have a baby girl so maybe not. but they're friends with the becks. perhaps we'll see them together. coming up -- how much would you pay for a dog? 100 bucks? maybe $1,000? do you really love your dogs? but these guys are expensive. >> you're asking the wrong girl. how about hundreds of thousands of dollars? we're going to tell you why these dogs are so special. i think my dogs special too. >> priceless. >> you're watching "world news now." news now." special too. >> priceless. >> you're watching "world news now."
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well, ask most people if they're afraid of dogs and they'll probably say no. i know our dog would smother with -- you with kindness. >> your beagle? not a very good guard dog there. they might change their mind if they met some of the world's best-trained and also most expensive guard dogs. abc's matt gutman got up close and personal with these k-9s. >> reporter: the flash of teeth. the growl. the neck-snapping ferocity. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> reporter: don't call this a guard dog. more like the ultimate in luxury security. a $100,000 scion of canine royalty, he'll switch from kill to cuddle in seconds. >> they're fur people. they want to be part of the family. and people we sell the k-9s to, that's what they consider them. >> reportete that trait plus perfect pedigree and championship ranking.
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helped the owner of harrison k-9 in south carolina recently sold one of his 3-year-old pooches for $230,000. take the three dogs we worked with. izzo, about $100,000. indo, nearly $50,000. and my favorite, flecky, a bargain basesent price of $37,000. what kind of people can afford a $50,000 or $200,000 dog? >> my average client is a businessman. he travels extensively. usually owns his own company. he's worried about security. and bodyguards are really nonot an option. they're not necessarily trustworthy. >> reporter: celebrities too? >> we do, we do a considerable amount of business with celebrities. also professional athletes. that's pretty much our clientele. >> reporter: and they're ditching off bodyguards in mass for the sublime combination of lover and fighter you find in these pooches. plus, unlike humans, though dogs can't be bought. now i'm a little nervous. >> well, you should be. >> reporter: i played my part of aggressor. this is happening, this is actually happening. harrison's been doing this for 36 years. and this was only the second
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time he's agreed to unleash one of his dogs at a journalist. and pretty quickly i learned why people are generally more afraid of fangs than a pistol-packing criminal. aah! >> indo! heel! >> reporter: you could actually feel him crushing this plastic thing here. these dogs are put through three rigorous years of training in germany before even arriving at his k-9 center, a "top gun" school of sorts for the world's finest pooches. where they hone skills like tracking. ideal dogs for secret missions. prather has trained dogs for the navy s.e.a.l.s. for teams like the one that took out osama bin laden. >> you've trained s.e.a.l. team 6 dogs? >> that was in the '80s, i can't talk about that. >> reporter: if he told me he'd have to kill me. or have one of his friends do it. matt gutman abc news, aiken, south carolina. >> pretty amazing. german shepherds are the most common guard dogs. >> dobermans as well,
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♪ born in the usa ♪ ♪ born in the usa ♪ ♪ born in the usa ♪ don't you love the boss? i love bruce springsteen. this is our question of the day -- we're talking about the greatest things about america. in fact, the top 100 greatest things about america. we have some exhibits here. >> we have some props, exactly. it's a question that "fortune" magazine has tried to answer for the secondndear running. they're out with their list and we thought we'd tell you some of our favorites. we'll start with number 90 on that list. >> number 90 on the list. we don't have any examples here. >> this is an actual starbucks mug. >> it's been consumed. it's not beer, it's starbucks. home of the $6 cup of coffee,e,
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but we love it. >> disneyland at number 78. disney by the way also owns abc news. >> windex. >> windex number 68. >> there's nothing windex can't fix. >> not to be confused with gatorade although it's a similar color. >> right. windex, by the way, good for breakouts in case you didn't know. >> this is good for hangovers. number 38," american pie," best song ever. >> don mclean. take a listen. ♪ bye-bye miss american pie drove a chevy to the levee but the levee was dry ♪ >> number 37 some of these were consumed listening though that song, i imagine. perhaps not made in america but definitely consumed. we will be drinking those at some other time. >> i never had beer at work on camera. kidding me. >> self-stick stamps. number 28. you can actually get these out of an atm now. isn't that awesome? >> you can get them at the grocery store. also at the grocery store, you can get ben and jerry's ice cream.m. this is number 26. >> my favorite, mint chip. >> excel lenlt. at number -- i'm going to have it in a second. i can't tell you what number eight is.
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steve jobs. where would we be without his i-devices? >> especially you with all your stuff. everybody's got yourthe gadgets. wives everywhere wish they'd stop inventing stuff. >> that's right. tech overload. >> number one on the list. you say it. >> ready? and this is not an actual product. so this is sort of in the spirit of america, we should say. >> very true about our country, though. >> opportunity. >> opportunity. >> america, this is where you'll always find opportunity. and we found the opportunity to get all these consumer products here and consume them. >> i love that about america. that you really can come here and make it what you can. and find a new path for yourself. do i have chocolate on my lips? i have the mint chip that's why. >> i have napkins over here. by the way this is our facebook question of the day. wnnfans.com. >> go there, weigh in. >> some of the things that weren't on the list. >> i love all of our anthems. i love the song "america the beautiful." that's my favorite thing about america. i love our patriotism. >> and toilet paper. allison i think is suggesting. >> toilet paper? like charmin? >> the one on facebook.
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this morning on "world news now," sentencing day. casey anthony returns to court in just a few hours and she could walk out a free woman. >> but even though she's been acquitted on murder charges her problems are far from over. it's thursday, july 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm daniel sieberg. rob nelson i ion assignment. >> and i'm peggy bunker. as casey anthony prepares for a major court date today, we are getting more inside information on her case. as the jurors and also anthony's defense attorney tell their stories to abc news. >> it's fascinating to get this sort of insider perspective on what went on, especially with that juror who reveals they really struggled with this case, it wasn't as obvious as maybe some people thought,t,lthough they only deliberated for a short amount of time. >> we're going to say, though, as many people have opinions on
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this, which is most of america, you cannot take away what the jury went through, what they heard. that we didn't hear. they were sequestered on this case for months. >> absolutely, right. also ahead, crowds of people are already at florida's cape canaveral near kennedy space center this morning to be an eyewitness to history. tomorrow morning the shuttle "atlantis" is scheduled to launch, and of course it's the end of an era. >> which is very sad. >> as the american space program transitions to the next stage, whatever that will be, we're not entirely sure yet. >> right. >> incidentally the weather for tomorrow not looking great. about a 70% chance of a no-go. but anything can happen in florida as we know, the weather changes so quickly. >> they're used to those delays, though. everything's got to be spot-on. >> it's a small window, like a quarterback throwing a football to the receiver, they've got to get right through that window. >> got to be able to catch that hail mary pass. later this half hoho, parts of the u.s. capitol that are rarely seen. we're going to take you underneath this iconic building. we're going to show you some of the secrets inside that only a select few really get to see. hang out and take a look at that. who knew. >> don't you love these john hendren tours? he's taking us to some cool
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places in d.c. >> the lunch room was pretty pathetic there for the whole press corps, get a bag of doritos, sort of like around here. we sort of eat out of the vending machine every night. >> great for our waistlines. all right. but first, casey anthony could be just hours away from freedom. she's expected to be released from jail later today after being sentenced on four minor charges. people lined up outside the courtroom to grab tickets to see the hearing firsthand. >> isn't that hard to believe? now one of the jurors who voted to acquit anthony of murder is now speaking out. diana alvear is joining us from orlando this morning with more. diana? >> reporter: peggy and daniel, good morning. this is what the nation has been waiting for. a look into the deliberations of those 12 jurors who decided to acquit casey anthony of murder. and one tells abc news their decision was not easy. not guilty of murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child. jurors acquitted casey anthony of the most serious charges against her. and abc news knows why. juror number three, jennifer ford, says --
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>> how did she die? if you're going to charge someone with murder, don't you have to know how they killed someone, or why they might have killed someone, where, when, why, how? those are important questions that were not answered. >> reporter: on "the view," prosecutor jeff ashton defended his team's performance. >> we put on everyththg that an investigation, a really thorough investigation over three years, produced. >> reporter: casey was found guilty of lying repeatedly. she admittedly made up stories and even invented suspects in caylee's disappearance. >> who has her? >> her name is zenaida fernandez-gonzalez. >> reporter: those lies have resulted in a lawsuit brought by the real zenaida fernandez-gonzalez. >> she was served in prison last night by zenaida hernandez, zenny the nanny, the imaginary nanny, somebody who carries the same name, and she's suing for defamation. >> reporter: casey could also potentially face a civil suit and be required by law to answer questions about caylee's death. >> if she's deposed she cannot
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plead the fifth. she would have to answer questions. it would be interesting. >> reporter: and the identities of the other 11 jurors may not remain secret for long. today, several media organizations will petition the court to release their names. peggy, daniel? >> and we're getting new insight about the bombshell verdict from casey anthony's defense team. >> abc's barbara walters spoke exclusively to her lead attorney, jose baez, about his stunning courtroom victory and his fears for the future. >> the prosecutor has said that as he heard not guilty, not guilty, he said, wow, wow, wow. what did you say? >> thank god. >> you said there were no winners in this case. and you wanted justice for casey and for caylee. was this also justice for caylee? >> absolutely. >> how? >> because i think caylee would never have wanted her mother to suffer this way. and caylee certainly would never have wanted her mother to die.
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and i don't think we could have dishonored caylee's memory with a false conviction. and that's what would have happened if she were found guilty of her murder. >> there is so much antagonism towards her. you were on the case. there's a lot of anger out there. one of the main reasons was that she was described as "happy-go-lucky," she went out with friends, she even got a tattoo that talked about a beautiful life. so the feeling is that even though she was acquitted, that e was very callous. how could she go out dancing and partying? >> i think what we do in our society is we judge people pretty harshly. and we judge them as if we know how we would react if we were in their shoes. but the fact is, we're not in their shoes. and we haven't lived the life they have lived. so i think when people start judging people that way, i think it's a bit unfair.
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people grieve in many different ways and people respond to trauma in various ways. >> casey is going to be free, if not sooner, then later. are you worried about her safety? >> i am. i am. and i'm afraid for her. and i don't think it's fair. >> how do you see casey's future? >> i think casey could have been anything she wanted in this world. and i think there are still plenty of things that casey can do in life. and i think casey can be a productive member of society. >> a lot of folks have wondered about that sort of lynch mob mentality coming out of this case. >> and what can happen now. especially today. it's going to be very tough fofo a lot of folks if she does indeed walk free. >> yeah, absolutely. stay with us at abc news throughout the morning as we cover the casey anthony case. "good morning america" will have
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the latest on her sentencing hearing as it happens. a mother grizzly bear has killed a hiker in yellowstone national park, the first such fatal attack there in 25 years. park rangers say the victim and his wife apparently surprised the bear and her cubs as they hiked in the park's back country. the worst possible scenario, of course. the area has now been closed and warning signs posted. investigators say that the bear will not be captured or killed since she was simply defending her cubs. "atlantis" is poised to lift off for last time tomorrow, bringing the shuttle program to an end. but thunderstorms could delay the historic lunch. ktrk's ted oberg reports on the 1 million spectators hoping for a successful blast-off. >> reporter: it all looks so predictable. the shuttle waiting on its pad. the crew waiting here in florida. >> we have main engine start. >> reporter: after 134 previous shuttle launches you could think this last one could somehow be sentimental, a victory lap, maybe a chance to sit back and marvel at what nasa's men and women have done for 30 years. >> tomorrow is -- is going to be like every other one that we've
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had before. >> reporter: not for richard jones. >> we have to be prepared even for that first failure. >> reporter: jones is nasa's final ascent flight director. >> did we lose comm for any specific reason? >> reporter: the only guy left in the space agency with the qualifications to safely get shuttle "atlantis" from launch pad to orbit. if anything goes wrong it's on him to fix it quickly. >> from liftoff to main engine cutoff it's 8 1/2 minutes. so 8 8/2 minutes, you can't make a lot of -- you don't have time to involve a committee. >> reporter: jones has done all this before. but won't ever do it again. after this flight, mission control will be renovated for some future space program. one he hopes builds on the decades of work he and thousands of others put in. even though a delay, weather or otherwise, would mean their shuttle careers would extend at least a day, the thousands of people like richard jones who are working for nasa apparently want this thing to go off on time.
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without delay. on friday. at the kennedy space center, t oberg, for abc news. >> only four astronauts on board because there's no shuttle to rescue them. if there's a proroem up on the space station, they would have to comomdown on a soyuz spacecraft. >> that is so interesting, i didn't know that. that's'seally incredible. it's going to be very nostalgic. a lot of folks thinknkhis has been a big waste of financial -- government financial dollars. but others see all the benefits. for instance, velcro is one of the things. water purification systems. >> tang. >> some people losing their jobs as the shuttle program s sts down too. >> many people losing jobs. hopefully they'll have good weather. speaking of, here's a look at your weather. hail and 80-mile-an-hour winds from kansas to kentucky. thunderstorms from arkansas to the upper midwest. popup thunderstorms in the southeast. and from new york to boston. severe weather around boise and western montana. showers from washington state to arizona. >> we've been watching those temps in phoenix. how about this, up to 107 degrees. 87 degrees in salt lake city. 90 in billings. dallas hits a hot 101. omaha 88. chicago 84 degrees. upper 80s in new york. and 93 in atlanta. we are having some great weather
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right now. no humidity. it's reallllnice. we're going to talk about facebook. go to our wnnfans page.com. facebook's added yet another string to its bow you could say, announcing it's partnering with skype to offer video chat with its now 750 million users on amazon. it's already offered. if you're looking for it you can go on there, check it out, get a plug-in for it too. >> let's'sust face it, facebook is taking over the world. it really is. facebook video chat is what it's called. it comes hot on the heels of a simimilar service already launched by new networking site google plus. >> in that case it's called hangout. where you can all have a video chat together. you can't do that with a group thing on facebook. facebookers already share around 4 billion items like photos and status updates every day. if you like the many people who think the idea of being seen any time when you're online is horrifying, don't worry. there is an option to simply turn it off. >> which is good. you've had the space program, now the facebook stories. >> exactly, and now we've got to turn us off for a little while. we'll be right back.
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>> exactly, and now we've got to turn us off for a little while. we'll be right back. >> now we've got to turn us off for a little while. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ i'd do anything for you dear ♪ ♪ anything cause you mean everything to me ♪ ♪ i'd know that i'd go anywhere ♪ ♪ for your smile ♪ ♪ anywhere ♪ ♪ yes i'd do anything ♪ ♪ anything for you ♪ ♪ ♪
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welcome back. one of the nation's best-known first ladies just had a birthday. nancy reagan turned 90 years old yesterday. >> it's been seven years since she lost her husband, former president ronald reagan, to alzheimer's. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: the age gap in the marriage was ten years. and so with this, the year she and others celebrated her late husband's 100th birthday -- >> doesn't seem possible but that's what it is. >> reporter: that would make ncy reagan on hers -- well, you don't reveal a lady's age. not by the social code nancy reagan always stood by. a code that also said, as we saw over more than 40 years, a life
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lived in public, that the woman always lets her partner lead and the wife always stands by her man. which is not to call nancy reagan weak. she has always been anything but. in the white house, she was a major force. and not just in the first lady redecorates the place to suit her own taste sense of the word, although she did order new china. but in another, perhaps more private and old-fashioned way, she was a real force in the life of the president of the united states. they appeared not merely to love each other, but also really to like each other. while she protected him at all turns. in the later years especially, when we think we saw the first signs of what would become alzheimer's. he stumbled. she fed him the line. >> doing everything we can -- >> doing everything we can. >> reporter: and then the later years, when in private she protected him as fiercely as she once had done in public. gaining respect then even from her many detractors. and then he went -- >> i think i held it together
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pretty well until the very end at the library. then i lost it. i just didn't want to leave ronnie there. >> reporter: that was june 2004. and yes, he is gone. but she's by him still. even if she is also at the same time by herself. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> powerful. >> just heart-breaking. when you look back and you remember that moment where she put herself on the coffin like that. brings tears to your eyes. we're going to shift gears a little bit here. because coming up, la toya jackson drops a bombshell. it involves sex, money, her ex-husband and mike tyson. we'll explain that one. >> so much for the warm, fuzzy feeling. and hugh grant's latest passion. it's not his next acting role. stay tuned for "the skinny." it's coming up. ion. it's not his next acting role. stay tuned for "the skinny." it's coming up.
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ well, starting off "the skinny" this morning we're talking about hugh grant who's sort of been out of f e news a little bit lately. he sort of lays low for the most part unless he's promoting -- >> not so much in movies. >> unless he's promoting a movie where he plays a cute british guy who falls in love with an
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american woman. it's like really every single movie he does. >> very predictable. >> but he's got a cause and he wants everything to know about this cause. he's talking about paul mcmullin, who's a man who hacked into a lot of different famous people -- for instance, kate middleton, also others, their accounts. some other phone hacking they've been doing. then repororit in the news in the media -- >> "news of the world." rupert murdoch's paper, yes. >> very much a tabloid newspaper. so anyway. he's going head to head with this guy who actually hacked in. let's take a listen to what he had to say. >> no, no, clearly -- >> you have no morals, no scruples at all. you didn't care who got hurt so long as you were able to sell your newspaper a lot of money. your only motive was profit. you're not journalists, you have no interest in journalism. you should try journalism. you're not an idiot, paul, you could probably do it. >> ouch, thanks, hugh. >> we're journalists, clearly evidence that anyone can do it. >> come, on now, hugh. so anyway. rupert murdoch, who also owns many other very important
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papers -- "wall street journal," for instance, "the new york post" -- he's saying they are investigating if this is true that this fellow did this. more to come on that. we're not going to call him a journalist because most of us agree that is not something a journalist would do, hack into someone's phone account. let's move on to la toya jackson. she's saying apparently her ex-husband by the name of jack gordon, who did pass away in 2005, offered her up for sex to mike tyson for $100,000. this is apparently -- they had a very abusive relationship over the years. she says that she posed for "playboy" at his suggestion. in any case, obviously very troubling sort of thing going on. >> you see the video clip there, she brought this up on a talk show saying that she had been offered up for this money. which is really quite horrifying to think about. taylor swift, a lot of people love her country music. whenever she breaks up with a guy she writes a song about how she hates him, which some people think that's very funny. >> very country. >> i would think if you were a guy you would not date her just for that reason. however, she says she's got bronchitis and she's going to be canceling some of her tour dates.
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they will take place in charlotte and atlanta. that's right now where the cancelations are. she's 21 years old and she says she's got bronchitis, she would never cancel otherwise. although sometimes right before a big scscdalous story they claim bronchitis, then the real story comes out. but she seems pretty pure, i don't know. >> the tour called "speak now." let's move on to eliot spitzer, his show on cnn "in the arena" has been canceled. he was partnered with kathleen parker at one point. jimmy seems very sad about all of this. they're reshuffling the cnn evening lineup by the way, moving around john king and anderson cooper into the 8:00 slots. spitzer losing another job. >> kept his socks on the whole time. natalie portman. she just had the baby boy. >> that's right. >> nobody knew what the name was until now. they have just released it. her and her hottie husband. who was her choreoeographer for "black swan." they announce the son of their -- my goodness, can i talk today? the name of their son. his name is aleph. >> which has a meaning to them. >> yes, it is the first letter in the hebrew alphabet. >> i hope we got that right.
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that's right. right? >> yes. so congratulations to them. a new baby boy. now we know what his name is, aleph. . now we know what his name is, aleph.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. time is running out in the rescue operation off the coast of baja california this morning. a mexican fishing boat capsized over the weekend and seven americic passengers are still missing. military investigators are trying to figure out why a marine helicopter crashed at camp pendleton in southern california. at least one person was killed. and the president meets with congressional leaders today to try to make a deal on raising the federal debt limit. they're looking at spending cuts and ways to raise revenue. well, this week we have been taking you to some of the secret spots of the power centers of washington, d.c. it's been very revealing, actually. we've already had tours of the pentagon and the white house press area. not as glamorous as you might think. >> exactly. and today we'll reveal secrets deep below capitol hill. abc's john hendren again takes us on tour. >> reporter: deep within the elegant, stodgy symbol of
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american democracy lies a largely unseen world. here's what most people see when they come to the capitol. gleaming marble, that massive dome, the statue of freedom on top. but there is another side to the capitol deep underneath. linking the capitol to its house and senate office buildings is a dizzying maze of underground corridors with the aura of a '50s bomb shelter. this is where staffers roll up their sleeves and do much of the work that gets done on capitol hill. fluorescent lights. stacks of furniture. the gritty bowels of the capitol. 6,000 staffers work for the senate, 10,000 for the house, most in their 20s. racing about on foot and on the capitol subterranean subways. senate historian donald ritchie says most are answering an ever-expanding array of letters and e-mails. as staff grew, the hill grew crowded. >> i remember when i came in the 1970s, i went into an office and somebody had a converted bathroom that was -- they had put a desk into a bathroom.
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>> reporter: these days, space is more limited than ever. including at hearings. lobbyists now pay young students to line up for a seat at dawn so they don't have to. with so much interest, hearings have become made-for-tv events. so more and more has been pushed into the basement. >> it's not usually the part that lines up and use. >> that's where they live and clearly eat unhealthily. >> reporter: here there are coffee shops. to marinade the young and overworked in caffeine. a barbershop to trim their sunless locks. and for freshmen senators, windowless basement dungeons they call temporary offices. it's not pretty but deep beneath the mahogany doors and marbled floors lies what for many is the real capitol. john hendren, abc news, capitol hill. >> seems as though vending machines are the thread that ties -- >> all the journalists together. you and i both survive pretty much on peanut m&ms for the most part. >> that's true. >> the press corps, where they eat, same thing. peanut m&ms >> government can be messy, but
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that's sometimes how it works.
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